The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 77–89 | Cite as

Digital Knowledge Exploitation: ICT, Memory Institutions and Innovation from Cultural Assets

  • Carla De Laurentis


There has been considerable recognition of the regional embeddedness of the knowledge-based economy and its uneven geographical incidence, with mainly urban or metropolitan areas being the crucibles of knowledge-intensive activities. Drawing from recent research conducted analysing cultural industries, the paper explores how the knowledge-based economy can be built upon, focussing on the value afforded by regional cultural diversity which offers a means of economic development and growth to peripheral regions.

Key words

regions innovation media culture creativity institutions 

JEL Classification

L63 L82 M20 O10 O30 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Advanced StudiesCardiff UniversityWalesUK

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